Every Monday, The Carat Soup shines a spotlight on Hidden Gems: extraordinary women in our industry.

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Today the focus is on Catherine Best FIPG.

What you need to know about Catherine Best and her role:

  1. Catherine is an award winning designer at the helm of Catherine Best – a 2 generational, superb and elegant fine jewellery house.
  2. She has ateliers on Jersey and Guernsey islands, both picturesque and housed in architecturally distinctive windmills. Additionally as of summer 2017, a boutique at 1 Albemarle Street in Mayfair, one of London’s smart districts.
  3. Catherine’s thoughts on her start in the jewellery world:
    “I worked like crazy, struggling to build up stock. It made me very aware that I had to get it right first time”. After beginning at craft fairs and building an incredible client list, she then grew her company further.
  4. On working and family life in the windmill, Catherine said: “We feel so lucky to live and work in such a historic and prominent landmark. The setting is magical.”

Following the success of ateliers on Jersey and Guernsey, in summer 2017 Catherine Best opened a new boutique, at 1 Albemarle Street in Mayfair.

See the windmill and jewellery come to life here (link).